Occupational Lung Disease Referral Centre

Occupational Lung Disease Referral Centre

Birmingham Regional Occupational Lung Disease Centre


For patients in the West Midlands area and metropolitan county, we have a large referral centre for Occupational Lung Disease, lead by Dr Gareth Walters. The multidisciplinary team also includes Prof Sherwood Burge, Dr Alastair Robertson, Dr Vicky Moore, Sister Geraldine Burge and Dr David Stableforth.

We see patients with the following:

  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Asbestos related pleural disease
  • Asthma or COPD
  • Lung cancer
  • Mesothelioma
  • Occupational infections including tuberculosis and legionella
  • Pneumoconiosis
  • Rhinitis
  • Sick Building Syndrome

    We are happy to receive referrals from occupational physicians and nurses in charge of occupational health departments, as well as GPs, chest physicians and other specialists.

    Referrals can be sent to:

    Dr Gareth Walters
    Consultant Respiratory Physician
    Birmingham Chest Clinic
    151 Great Charles street
    B3 3HX

    Birmingham Regional Occupational Lung Diseaes Centre Co-ordinator (Tim Smith) Tel: 0121 424 1940

    Occupational health clinicians need to supply us with details of possible work exposures, as well as copies of any lung function tests already carried out.

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